Family Law Archives - Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams

In Maryland, a common misunderstanding assumes that domestic violence is limited to physical or psychological abuse used to threaten, injure or intimidate a partner. The reality is that for many victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, domestic violence does not always result in easily detected physical injuries. Domestic violence encompasses…

For many parents ending a relationship can be difficult. For same-sex parents, ending a relationship with the biological parent of their child once meant that they forfeited all rights to visit and spend time with the child once the relationship terminated. Since the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruling in Conover v. Conover, non-biological parents,…

One of the biggest disputes in divorce proceedings is figuring out what should happen to the marital home in Maryland. For most divorcing couples, the marital home is the most valuable asset acquired during the marriage and that may cause complications in a Maryland divorce proceedings. Generally, most families are emotionally attached to the marital home, and…

Maryland is an equitable distribution of marital property state, which means that marital property may not always be divided 50/50. Instead, Maryland courts strive to fairly, not necessarily equally, divide and distribute all marital property between spouses in an absolute divorce or legal separation. What is Marital Property in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’as County…

In Maryland, retroactive child support or back child support, can be ordered by a judge if no support is paid before the final support order is entered. Retroactive child support is also known as back support because it starts accumulating “as far back” as the date of the filing. 
If the parents were married, retroactive child…

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